View Full Version : What's your average spend on matchdays?

Scouse Hibee
17-10-2011, 07:07 PM
Not counting the cost of a matchday ticket or your ST, how much on average do you spend on attending a home game? Travel/food/beer/merchandise/programme/bookies/happy hibee ticket etc

17-10-2011, 07:16 PM
I'm probably at the cheaper end 1 round at loch inn 15quid a couple of quid on a first goal and maybe a pie/bovril so I guess 20 pounds all in

17-10-2011, 07:24 PM
Depending on travel costs from London / Luton, up to 200.
Not planning to be back before Christmas though........
I'd rather watch Luton Town / Watford / Stevenage where the managers' appear to have a game plan and be tactically aware.

17-10-2011, 07:25 PM
Travel 0
Merchandise 0. - just tend to go for end of season discounts although recently did buy sunshine 12 gbp and our group bought 3 adult shirts (exceptional tho)

Catering about 10 gbp
Half time draw 1 gbp

So about 11gbp

But wonder what you can draw from averages. Due to circumstances I only
Attend on an infrequent basis. So you cant extrapolate. Plus takings are
Predominantly to the caterers.

17-10-2011, 07:40 PM
Travel between 25 and 50 depending if I drive or book a train ticket early enough.
Scran for the day around 10
Bets 5-10
If it's the Derby then it aways turns into a bit of a Leo Sayer so 100 on bevvy etc

So, an average, run of the mill home game would cost me between 45 and 70 before I buy my match ticket. The Derby can cost up to a couple of hundred quid!

17-10-2011, 07:42 PM
200 if driving. Saved a lot of money in the last 3 seasons though

17-10-2011, 07:44 PM
The train can cost anywhere between 12 to 30 return. drink and food about 25 and a tenner in the bookies.

Some games we stay over, hotel and bevy can run up to around the 150 mark on top i suppose.

17-10-2011, 07:50 PM
Travel anything from 13 to 25 depending on how early I book my tickets (and that's with a Railcard discount).

Booze depends on whether or not I've driven to the train station so anything from a tenner to probably 40-50 quid, albeit for a decent session.

Usually get a pie and a Bovril in the ground and a Happy Hibee so call that a fiver.

Rarely do an overnight stop but got lucky for the Inverness home game in December and got the Travelodge in Shandwick Place for 23.50 for one night.

At The Edge
17-10-2011, 08:01 PM
if i get the train through, its a fiver, if i drive i'll just add an extra tenner onto what i normally put in.
thats it
cheap date me! :greengrin

17-10-2011, 08:01 PM
The train can cost anywhere between 12 to 30 return. drink and food about 25 and a tenner in the bookies.

Some games we stay over, hotel and bevy can run up to around the 150 mark on top i suppose.

25.00 on food and drink :) are you on a diet and aff the bevvy? :)

17-10-2011, 08:09 PM
25.00 on food and drink :) are you on a diet and aff the bevvy? :)

:greengrin cheeky sod.

17-10-2011, 08:33 PM
7 on average.

17-10-2011, 08:37 PM
3.20 Daysaver
8.00 3 pints of Mick Jagger
2.00 HH Draw
2.00 Cuppa (Take my own food)

15 approx.

17-10-2011, 08:45 PM
50 miles worth of fuel, 10-15 in the pub and 5-10 bet

17-10-2011, 08:46 PM
5 food
15 bookies
lose count after 3 pints what im spending in the pub:party:

17-10-2011, 09:01 PM
Over the last few weeks NIL as I have stopped going :greengrin:wink:

17-10-2011, 09:06 PM
Travel=0 -live a 13 minute walk away
food=0 any pre-match food I eat is already in the house
beer=0 Saturday teetotal
merchandise= 0
programme= 0 stopped getting it 2 years ago
bookies= 0 don't believe in gambling
happy hibee ticket= 0 too tightfisted.

As you can see I'm a great example of the positive impact Hibs have on the local economy on match-days!:wink:

17-10-2011, 09:14 PM
11.70 Queen Street to Edinburgh return - got a monthy rail ticket for work that does for weekends as well so maybe save a wee bit of cash there

10 - 15 drink

4 on grub - either at ground/Waverley

1 happy hibby + 3 programme

30 to 35 per home game

Scouse Hibee
17-10-2011, 09:31 PM
The reason I asked was that I usualy spend very little, drive to the game and buy a Happy Hibee is about it. On Saturday I went very early to BTG in order to get a seat to watch the Lpool - Utd game................Bus fare/Bevvy/Food/Bookie/Happy Hibee and I soon realised why I don't do it every week! Looking at the replies so far a lot of cash is spent every week by some of you guys which must make the decision to continue attending and watching the same rubbish a very difficult one at times!

18-10-2011, 03:47 PM
Since giving up season ticket this season i have been thinking about this issue too.

I have chosen not to attend matches (home or away) this season unless I consider things to have picked up. Based on what I've seen on TV I won't be rushing back soon.

Probably saving around:
Train C.6 return for home match. Car for away games and fuel can be up to 20 in SPL
Beer/Food/bet/happy hibby ticket etc C. 20
Match ticket C.25 (some cat A and some Cat B so average of 25)

In effect I save a minimum of 50 per home match not attended and even more for away matches!!!!

I wonder what I've done with all thesae savings each week?


18-10-2011, 09:23 PM
How much will these fans spend if they stop going to watch their team ? Bookies and pub are habits / addictions so probably spend the same or more ( 90 minutes more to drink ) though travel costs are obviously big for many fans and tickets etc too especially if you`re taking family .

18-10-2011, 10:45 PM
0 - I dont go to the games!

I actually (attempt to) play football on saturdays so going to games are out but ones that i could make, i dont go to. Too expensive to get in for the fare thats on offer. I usually try make 2 or 3 a season but wont be this year.

Last year, i actually walked to ER after the gym, went to go to the East Stand, got pee'd off there was only 2 cash turnstiles open (that were chocca) while there was a lot of ticket only ones sitting empty. Said, "sod this" walked back into town, got a burger king then came home! :agree:

True story!

19-10-2011, 07:31 AM
Last time I came over with the sole intention of taking in a Hibs game it set me back around 600. If I can plan well ahead then those costs can be reduced by about half.

19-10-2011, 07:54 AM
Home game, around 20and that's pints, supporters bus and something to eat at the game, maybe a wee bit more for the bigger games. Away games usually around 40, 50 but I get free tickets for these so the majority of folk will be spending a fair whack more than me. Aberdeen and Inverness i'm usually looking at a hit of about 100